“Star Wars: Episode VII” cast announced

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(KPLR)- Heads up Star Wars fans. The cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII” has been announced on the official “Star Wars” website. Returning are “Star Wars” veterans Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, and Anthony Daniels as C-3PO.

Actors Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and Max von Sydo, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Domhnall Gleeson are among those joining the cast of characters from a long time ago and a galaxy far, far away.

Specific roles of the cast members have not been announced. The film begins shooting in May with Disney planning a releases of “Star Wars: Episode VII” in December 2015.